Scoreboard NBC ABC FOX CBS CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.5/2 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 4.522 4.090 3.047 4.666 1.917 x

NBC and ABC tied for number one among adults 18-49, while CBS won with total viewers.

Note: NBC carried NFL preseason football in the Cincinnati market and The CW was preempted in New York for MLB coverage. Ratings may be inflated.  

On NBC, an American Ninja Warrior earned a 1.4 adults 18-49 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Bachelor In Paradise earned a 1.8, up three tenths from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Bachelor In Paradise: After Paradise scored a 1.1, up four tenths from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Whispers garnered a 0.6, up a tenth from last week’s series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, So You Think You Can Dance matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Penn & Teller: Fool Us scored a 0.6, up a tenth from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Whose Line Is It Anyway matched last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Significant Mother earned a 0.3, up a tenth from last week’s 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, August 24, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Bachelor in Paradise 1.8 6 5.53
NBC American Ninja Warrior (8-10PM) 1.4 5 5.20
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.9 4 4.36
FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) 0.9 3 3.05
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.6 2 2.24
8:30PM CBS The Odd Couple -R 0.8 3 3.98
9:00PM ABC Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise 1.1 3 4.00
CBS Scorpion -R 0.8 2 4.50
CW Whose Line is it Anyway 0.5 2 1.93
9:30PM CW Significant Mother 0.3 1 1.27
10:00PM NBC Running Wild with Bear Grylls 1.0 3 3.08
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 0.8 3 5.33
ABC The Whispers 0.6 2 2.74

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:


In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; “CBS Summer Showcase,” 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5. 


In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/4 with an encore; “CBS Summer Showcase,” 0.2/1 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2. 


From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (0.8/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.1/1 with an encore).


At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. 


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)


Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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